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3 Maintenance Procedures To Keep Your Lexus In Top Shape

3 Maintenance Procedures To Keep Your Lexus In Top Shape | The Model Garage

Owning a Lexus is a symbol of luxury and performance, but maintaining its pristine condition requires diligence and care. To keep your Lexus running smoothly for years to come, it's essential to prioritize regular maintenance procedures tailored to its specific needs.

1. Regular Oil Changes with Genuine Lexus Oil

As you might know, oil changes are crucial for maintaining engine health and performance. Lexus recommends using genuine Lexus oil, specially formulated to meet the precise specifications of your vehicle's engine. This high-quality oil provides optimal lubrication and protection against engine wear, ensuring smooth operation and longevity.

Schedule oil changes at the intervals recommended in your Lexus owner's manual, typically every 5,000 to 10,000 miles or every 6 to 12 months, depending on your driving habits and environmental conditions. During each oil change, ensure that the oil filter is also replaced to prevent contaminants from circulating in the engine.

Wondering about the best engine oil for your Lexus? Here are a couple:

Liqui Moly 2208 0W-20 Special Tec AA Motor Oil:

  • This high-tech synthetic oil from the German brand Liqui Moly is known for its quality and adaptability.
  • It performs exceptionally well in extreme temperatures, protecting your engine from wear and tear while preventing overheating.
  • The Liqui Moly 2208 oil also improves overall engine efficiency and fuel economy.

Royal Purple 51020 API-Licensed SAE 0W-20 High-Performance Synthetic Motor Oil:

  • Royal Purple is a reputable brand known for top-quality oils.
  • The 51020 motor oil comes in various packaging options, making it convenient for different needs and budgets.
  • It offers excellent performance and is affordably priced.

2. Thorough Inspection of Fluid Levels and Quality

Fluids, from coolant to brake fluid, play a vital role in your Lexus's operation. Regularly inspecting fluid levels and quality is essential for detecting potential issues early and preventing costly repairs down the road. Lexus vehicles are equipped with advanced systems that monitor fluid levels and provide warnings if levels are low or if the quality of the fluid is compromised.

Check fluid levels regularly, including engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid. Look for any signs of leaks or contamination, such as unusual colors or odors. If you notice any discrepancies or receive warning messages, address them promptly by topping up fluids or seeking professional assistance.

3. Timely Replacement of Air Filters and Cabin Filters

Clean air is essential for optimal engine performance and passenger comfort. Air filters and cabin filters play a crucial role in maintaining air quality and preventing contaminants from entering the engine and cabin. Over time, these filters can become clogged with dirt, dust, and debris, restricting airflow and diminishing performance.

Replace the engine and cabin air filters according to the recommended intervals specified in your Lexus owner's manual. Typically, these filters should be replaced every 15,000 to 30,000 miles, or more frequently if you frequently drive in dusty or polluted environments. Opt for genuine Lexus filters to ensure proper fit and filtration efficiency.

Common Questions You Might Have

Oil change intervals?

Check your Lexus owner's manual for specific intervals (typically 5,000-10,000 miles or 6-12 months).

What other fluids to check?

Coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid. Look for leaks or contamination and consult a professional if needed.

When to replace air filters?

Every 15,000-30,000 miles (check manual). Replace more often in dusty environments.

While your Lexus is more than reliable, it still needs maintenance or a few repairs here and there. The Model Garage is here to help with that. Call us, and we will schedule a visit for you!

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